For more than 20 years, Boulder County Gold has turned the spotlight on local shops, services, eateries—more than 150 different people and places that our readers deem the sparkling jewels in our county’s crown. We will soon be asking you again for your favorite grocery store, taco joint, brewery, yoga studio, plumber and auto dealer.

But who do you absolutely LOVE that we haven’t honored? Is there a type of person or establishment you’d like other locals to weigh in on? Do you need to know about the best new piece of outdoor gear and where to get it? Who’s the best pediatric dentist in town? Where to hold your next big event? Where to get Fido trained? Best place to buy a gift?

You­—our readers—are our  local experts, and you’ve probably made a discovery or two that others would love to know about. Send us your creative ideas for new categories to include in the 2021 Boulder County Gold Readers’ Choice awards.

Visit to add your ideas to our growing list. And don’t forget to cast your vote July 18 through August 15 to help us make this year’s awards the best yet.